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  • Chinese military taking 'irresponsible actions' toward U.S. forces in Djibouti, intel chief says

    06/16/2019 2:00:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2019 | Geoff Hill
    The Chinese military is guilty of “irresponsible actions” toward American forces stationed at Djibouti’s Camp Lemonnier on the Horn of Africa, a senior U.S. military intelligence officer said. The home of U.S. military operations in the region and the biggest U.S. base on the continent, Camp Lemonnier is near the People’s Liberation Army’s first overseas military base, and the proximity has been a continuing source of tension. Rear Adm. Heidi Berg, director of intelligence at the U.S. Africa Command, told a small group of African-based journalists in a telephone media roundtable that China tried to “constrain international airspace” by barring...
  • Sudan's Military Says It Has Taken Control And Arrested President Omar Al-Bashir

    04/11/2019 9:35:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | April 11, 2019 | James Doubek
    A military council has taken control of Sudan and arrested longtime President Omar al-Bashir, the country's military said Thursday. The move comes after opposition protesters recently gained new momentum in demanding al-Bashir leave office. Sudan's defense minister, Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf, said the "regime" had been removed and its head arrested, as he announced the coup in a televised statement. The minister said a transitional military council will rule the country for two years. Protesters have been calling for al-Bashir's ouster for months. Thousands swelled the capital Khartoum's streets as the military promised to make an important announcement earlier...
  • How climate change caused the world's first empire to collapse

    01/07/2019 10:15:43 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    Phys dot org (relying on non-science source for science article) ^ | January 3, 2019 | Vasile Ersek, The Conversation
    Gol-e-Zard Cave lies in the shadow of Mount Damavand, which at more than 5,000 metres dominates the landscape of northern Iran. In this cave, stalagmites and stalactites are growing slowly over millennia and preserve in them clues about past climate events. Changes in stalagmite chemistry from this cave have now linked the collapse of the Akkadian Empire to climate changes more than 4,000 years ago... It appears that the empire became increasingly dependent on the productivity of the northern lands and used the grains sourced from this region to feed the army and redistribute the food supplies to key supporters....
  • This 2,300-Year-Old Egyptian Fortress Had an Unusual Task: Guarding a Port That Sent Elephants...

    01/04/2019 6:26:41 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    LiveScience ^ | January 3, 2019 07:06am ET | Owen Jarus,
    A 2,300-year-old fortress that protected an ancient port called "Berenike" has been discovered in Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea... Constructed at a time when Egypt was ruled by the Ptolemies, a dynasty of pharaohs descended from one of Alexander the Great's generals, the fortifications are sizable. "A double line of walls protected the western part of the fortress, while a single line sufficed farther to the east and north. Square towers were built at the corners and in strategic places where sections of the walls connected," wrote archaeologists Marek Woźniakand Joanna Rądkowska in an article recently published...
  • Jordan to refill shrinking Dead Sea with salt water

    10/10/2009 10:37:33 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 2,338+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/10/2009 | Richard Spencer in Amman
    Environmentalists concerned about the threat to its unique eco-system. Water levels in the lowest and saltiest body of water on the planet are falling by more than four feet a year, giving rise to quips that the Dead Sea is dying. The government in Amman has said it is planning to extract more than 10 billion cubic feet a year from the Red Sea 110 miles to the south, feed most of it into a desalination plant to create drinking water, and send the salty waste-water left over to the Dead Sea by tunnel. Similar plans are already the subject...
  • Jordan to go solo with Red Sea to Dead Sea pipeline

    09/30/2009 9:29:16 PM PDT · by americanophile · 4 replies · 630+ views
    AFP ^ | September 27, 2009 | AFP
    AMMAN — Jordan has decided to go it alone and build a two-billion-dollar pipeline from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea without help from proposed partners Israel and the Palestinian Authority, an official told AFP. "Jordan is thirsty and cannot wait any longer," said Fayez Batayneh, the country's chief representative in the mega-project to provide drinking water and begin refilling the Dead Sea, which is on course to dry out by 2050. "Israel and the Palestinians have raised no objection to Jordan starting on the first phase by itself," Batayneh said. "The first stage, at an estimated cost of...
  • A better pipeline [Dead Sea-Red Sea or Mediterranean?]

    06/29/2009 5:53:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 707+ views
    There would be sweet Zionist vindication were the Dead Sea rehydration project to actually be implemented with full Jordanian, Palestinian and world partnership. After all, the vision of refilling the Dead Sea, using water from the Mediterranean, was floated back in Theodor Herzl's seminal 1902 Altneuland. True, Herzl envisioned the project for generating hydroelectric power, while today's updated version of his dream would call for channeling Red Sea water for desalination purposes. Yet there's no denying that the very notion captures the imagination and raises our hopes of peaceful cooperation belying the ever-rampant regional belligerence and boldly charting the mutually...
  • Dead Sea to receive water from Red Sea to save it from drying up

    12/26/2008 5:15:52 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 42 replies · 1,205+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/26/2008 | Tim Butcher at the Dead Sea
    The Dead Sea could be saved from drying up under a groundbreaking plan to flood millions of gallons of seawater in from the Red Sea more than 110 miles away. Funding has been secured for a feasibility study into the ambitious and controversial scheme to reverse falling water levels. The scheme involves a 110-mile long canal, dubbed 'Red To Dead', that would channel roughly five million tonnes of seawater each day into the Dead Sea. While schemes on a similar scale have been tried before for fresh water, this is by far the most ambitious seawater canalisation programme ever envisaged....
  • Israelis, Jordanians to cycle to save the Dead Sea

    12/20/2006 4:01:42 PM PST · by Alouette · 9 replies · 398+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 20, 2006 | Chantal Osterreicher
    A cycling tour to sound the alarm about the deteriorating state of the Dead Sea is planned for next month, hoping to attract those concerned that the area is heading toward an ecological disaster. Cyclists will have the opportunity to ride over 260 kilometers during the January 24-26 competition known as the Tour de Dead Sea. According to the Megilot Council, which organized the event, both professionals and amateurs are invited to be a part of the event, which aims to sensitize the public to the drastic drying-out of the Dead Sea. The tour's route circles the sea and includes...
  • The Dead Sea is 'dying'

    04/17/2006 1:48:58 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 51 replies · 1,334+ views ^ | April 17, 2006 | AFP
    The Dead Sea is dying, with the world's saltiest water body threatened by a lack of fresh water and an increasingly tense political situation, environmentalists have warned. The bare, sun-baked landscape around the Dead Sea -- the lowest point on earth which is bordered by Israel, Jordan and the West Bank -- has since Biblical times been fed by the Jordan river's fresh water. But that has been systematically diverted for agricultural and hydroelectric projects, while an evaporation basin for farming world-famous Dead Sea minerals has lowered the water level by one metre (three feet) a year for the past...
  • Dead Sea to disappear? Experts appeal to world to save revered body of water

    06/02/2004 12:32:47 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 20 replies · 357+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 2, 2004 | By Aaron Klein
    Experts at a water conference in Jordan yesterday warned the Dead Sea may disappear in 50 years if current conditions are maintained, prompting Jordanian and Israeli officials to appeal for international assistance to save the much-revered body of water. The sea – the saltiest water in the world and the lowest point on earth – has been dropping 3.3 feet per year for at least the past 20 years, mostly because of river diversion projects by Syria and Israel, according to experts. "We appeal to water experts attending this conference to help us explain the crisis of the Dead Sea...
  • Israel government study says Dead Sea imperiled by evaporation

    11/05/2003 12:00:15 PM PST · by freedom44 · 17 replies · 157+ views
    AP ^ | 11/05/03 | AP
    Jerusalem-(AP) -- The Dead Sea is dying because it's drying up. That's the assessment of Israel's Minister of the Environment, who says only a major engineering effort can save it. The Dead Sea gets its name from the salt content so high that it can't accommodate sea creatures. An Israeli TV report illustrated the shrinking shoreline. A reporter stood at the spot where 20 years ago water met land. That spot is now 2,000 feet away, across the parched landscape. The Dead Sea is so salty that people can float with no effort. It's popular for spas and treatments at...
  • Dead Sea Drying Up

    11/03/2003 9:03:22 PM PST · by repentant_pundit · 22 replies · 357+ views
    Guardian Unlimited - AP ^ | November 4, 2003 | PETER ENAV
    JERUSALEM (AP) - The Dead Sea is dying, and only a major engineering effort can save it, Israel's Minister of the Environment said Monday. The Dead Sea gets its name from its heavy salt content, because no aquatic creatures can live in it. Now there's a new ``death threat'' - the Dead Sea is drying up and disappearing. An Israeli TV reporter, illustrating the government report, stood on a spot where, just 20 years ago, water met land. Now that point is 2,000 feet of parched ground away, he said, as the sea gradually recedes. Because it is landlocked in...
  • The Dead Sea Is Dying As Its Dark Salty Waters Retreat

    10/03/2003 6:04:46 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 956+ views
    The Dead Sea is dying as its dark salty waters retreat (Filed: 04/10/2003) Human exploitation is forcing the surface level down by three feet each year, reports David Blair The jagged cliffs of the Judaean desert mountains, where John the Baptist wandered and Jewish fighters made their last stand at Masada, once sloped directly into the Dead Sea. Today, many of those cliffs descend into ugly mudflats covering much of the basin marking the lowest point on Earth. For the Dead Sea is in retreat as human intervention forces the water level downwards by more than three feet per year....
  • Houthi Rebels In Yemen Attacked Another UAE Ship and That's All We Know For Certain

    07/31/2017 7:20:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Drive ^ | July 31, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    In the third such successful strike on warships belonging to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen since the beginning of 2017, Houthi rebel recently attacked an unknown vessel of the United Arab Emirates’ Navy. Beyond this most basic detail, however, both sides have released wildly different and equally unconfirmed statements regarding the incident. On July 29, 2017, pro-Houthi forces, referring themselves as the “Yemeni Navy,” released a statement taking responsibility for the attack, which they said occurred in the Red Sea off the coast of the port city of Mocha, Yemen. According to an English-language report from the Houthi-controlled SABA...
  • Egypt Parliament Agrees Island Transfer to Saudi Arabia

    06/14/2017 10:42:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 14 June 2017
    The Egyptian parliament approved on Wednesday the demarcation of the maritime border with Saudi Arabia, which includes handing over the islands of Tiran and Sanafir located in the Red Sea at the southern entrance of the Gulf of Aqaba to Saudi Arabia. Parliament Speaker Ali Abdelaal announced the parliament's approval of the agreement after the vote. The approval of the Parliament is the last step before the final ratification of the Convention by the President of the Republic and thus its entry into force. The National Defense and Security Committee of the Egyptian parliament had agreed earlier today to unanimously...
  • Archaeologists Discover Remains of Egyptian Army From the Biblical Exodus in Red Sea

    02/21/2017 9:55:38 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 162 replies
    http://archaeologyhub ^ | February 7, 2016 | Admin
    Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced this morning that a team of underwater archaeologists had discovered that remains of a large Egyptian army from the 14th century BC, at the bottom of the Gulf of Suez, 1.5 kilometers offshore from the modern city of Ras Gharib. The team was searching for the remains of ancient ships and artifacts related to Stone Age and Bronze Age trade in the Red Sea area, when they stumbled upon a gigantic mass of human bones darkened by age. The scientists lead by Professor Abdel Muhammad Gader and associated with Cairo University's Faculty of Archaeology, have already...
  • Missiles fired at US warship near Yemen, says US admiral

    10/15/2016 6:29:31 PM PDT · by traumer · 74 replies
    Multiple missiles have been fired at a US warship in the Red Sea - but there are no casualties, a US admiral says. More to follow...
  • Egypt-Saudi Deal for Red Sea Bridge Triggers Massive Protests in Cairo

    The trigger for the riots was the joint plan by Egypt and Saudi Arabia to build a bridge across the Red Sea, but the riots were not triggered by the bridge plan itself, but by other terms of the same deal that we described in “10-Apr-16 World View — Egypt, Saudi Arabia to build a huge bridge where Moses parted the Red Sea”
  • China military to set up first overseas base in Horn of Africa

    03/31/2016 6:44:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/31/2016 | Katrina Manson
    <p>China is set to install "a few thousand" troops and staff at its first ever overseas military base, the first permanent overseas deployment by Chinese armed forces.</p> <p>The new naval facility will sit in the same city as America's own sprawling African military headquarters in Djibouti, the Horn of Africa country where the US has a 4,500-strong base running counter-terrorism operations across the region. Japan, which also has its only overseas military base in Djibouti, already faces a tense stand-off with China over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.</p>